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Biosensor device

New three-minute sepsis detection test ‘could save thousands of lives’

Experts hope low-cost biomarker test will be available in the NHS in three to five years

Counselling

Create robust post-trauma and mental health support for staff, report advises

Health Education England commission recommends 33 improvements

woman lags behind men in race

Gender pay gap: male nurses disproportionately represented in profession’s top jobs

Men reach higher Agenda for Change pay grades faster than women – London South Bank study

ambulance

‘Environmentally-friendly ambulances would cut toxic impact of NHS road journeys’

NHS chief executive says ‘green’ ambulance fleets would cut risk to health from air pollution

Helen Whyley

Helen Whyley takes up permanent post as RCN Wales director

New head says she is proud to lead the team that supports and advocates for nurses

RCN HQ

Nurses meet to start planning campaign for a safe staffing law

RCN members in England begin latest move to lobby government over nurse numbers

Evidence and Practice

Nerve agents: a guide for emergency nurses. Part 1

Nerve agents: a guide for emergency nurses. Part 1

Recent incidents in the UK and the alleged chemical attacks in Syria by the Bashar al-Assad...

Pre-hospital pain assessment in paediatric patients

Pre-hospital pain assessment in paediatric patients

The aim of this article is to review the literature on pre-hospital assessment of pain in...

Competency framework

Local implementation of a national curriculum and competency framework for emergency...

This article reviews the evidence associated with the Royal College of Nursing (2017)...

An intervention to improve retention in emergency nursing

An intervention to improve retention in emergency nursing

The UK has a serious shortage of nurses and for the first time in recent nursing history 27...

Emergency department leaders and levels of engagement among their nursing staff

Emergency department leaders and levels of engagement among their nursing staff

Aim Researchers have begun to examine work engagement in nursing, but there is little...

Supporting frequent attenders to reduce their visits to an emergency department

Supporting frequent attenders to reduce their visits to an emergency department

Frequent attenders to emergency departments (EDs) are a heterogeneous group who have...

Features

Nurse-led team transforms care of vulnerable adults in the emergency department

A Vulnerable Adult Support Team’s service has been recognised as ‘outstanding’ by the CQC

‘I learnt a lot about how awesome emergency nurses are – we just don’t say it often enough’

RCNi Nurse Awards 2019: ‘I learnt a lot about how awesome emergency nurses are’

We hope our roll-call of amazing nurses will inspire you to enter, or nominate a colleague

Code Red film supports trauma teams to deal with sickest patients

A code red situation can be daunting, but a new film for emergency workers helps to prepare...

Nurse_Transition

Advanced practice: which path should nurses take?

How the advanced clinical practitioner role could affect the future of nursing

Jo McConnell

Stopping sensory overload in emergency departments for people on the autism spectrum

A deputy sister in Northern Ireland has set up a hospital quiet room to help patients cope

Opinion

ED staff must feel safe and supported to deliver dignified care

Progressive nurse leaders can ensure decreasing morale and increasing turnover aren't...

Free

Where could an RCNi Nurse Awards nomination take your project?

Commitment to Carers award nominees have helped tackle crucial issues for unpaid carers

Corridor care in overcrowded EDs must not become the norm

‘Trolley Tetris’ and corridor care are two practices we should do everything in our power to...

Students

Leading on a cardiac arrest made me confident in giving CPR

Aiding a woman after a heart attack made a student more confident in handling emergencies

On the front line with a paramedic

A day spent shadowing a paramedic showed the complex range of skills this role requires, and...

Careers

Jimmi Ronaldson

Is this your next challenge in emergency care?

A retrieval service role combines the fundamentals of nursing and the pressure of trauma care

Steffan Simpson

‘Not knowing what would come through the door next appealed to me’

Helicopter transfer practitioner Steffan Simpson talks about his career in emergency care

My job: training as an oil rig and off-shore medic was the best education

Urgent care practitioner Nathan Garlick now works in pre-hospital care treating 999 patients...

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